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Blast at Afghan mosque kills 10, injured 29

Blast at Afghan mosque kills 10, injured 29
May 06, 2018

KABUL: At least 10 people have been killed and 29 others injured in an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, media reports quoting Afghan security officials said. Just days ago, twin explosions claimed by Islamic State left dozens dead.

The Sunday blast occurred in the eastern province of Khost while people were gathered after afternoon prayers, police spokesperson Basir Bina told Reuters, adding that the number of casualties could rise.

The mosque is also being used as a voter registration center ahead of parliamentary elections which are due to take place in October.

It comes just weeks after a suicide bomb attack on a voter registration and ID center in Kabul led to the deaths of dozens of people. The attack, which injured more than 100 people, was claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

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